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California Mining Stock Group (Silver Mountain, El Dorado, Del Norte) (116979)

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California Mining Stock Group (Silver Mountain, El Dorado, Del Norte)  (116979)
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1) Lady Bell Copper Mining Company. Low Divide District, Del Norte County, Cal. (printed on the top and bottom left). Inc. July 24th, 1863. No. 95, issued for 50 shares to George Robinson on Oct.

2) Hinchman Mining Company. # 179 for 6 shares to John Agnew. Signed by George Wolfe and president James Wolfe. Dateline February 1864. Incorporated June 1, 1863. Not cancelled.

3) "The Pearl" Gold & Silver Mining Company. "Silver Mountain" printed on the bottom of the stock. Inc. three months before in 1863. No. 51, issued for 10 shares to Frank Cooper on Sept. 28th, 1863. Signed by J.O. Eldrige, president, and James C. Dayley, secretary. Not cancelled. Vignette of young woman (top center) and man with fancy hat (top left). Printed by Waters Brothers & Co. One 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp at bottom left. Folds. Very fine. 5.25 x 9.5" The Silver Mountain camp was probably discovered in the late 1850's but no intense activity until 1863. (Ref. Holabird Americana Auction 11 Part I, May 2001, item # 207). James O. Eldridge is listed in Langley's San Francisco Directory for 1865 (p. 166 & 366) as working for the firm of H. M. Newhall & Co., auction and commission merchants. The firm was located on the SW corner of Sansome and Halleck Streets. He was also identified as President of the S. F. and San Jose R. R. Co. James C. Dayley is also listed in the same directory (p. 145) as a mining secretary at 338 Montgomery and residing in Oakland. Frank Cooper was a partner in Stroebel, Fleig & Co. a meat market and pork packer at 1129 Folsom. Cooper was one of the original Commissioners charged with designating the election precincts in newly-formed Alpine Co. [Thank you to Karen Dustman, local historian and author of the book "Silver Mountain City" (Clairitage Press) for background information on the mine and signatures.] .

4) Two El Dorado County Mining Stock Certificates incl. Number 1. 1) Woodside Mining Company. No. 144, issued for 1,000 shares to company president Wm. C. Baird on Dec. 10th, 1881. Signed by Baird and the secretary. Not cancelled. Mining vignette. Pinholes, folds, stains. There is a Woodside Mine near Georgetown. 2) The True Consolidated Mining and Milling Company. Stock number one! Issued for 30,000 shares to A. Melton on May 10th, 1887 in SF. Signed by the president and secretary (signatures pen cancelled.). Stock is pen cancelled in red ink. Small allegorical vignette. Folds. Property situated on the mother lode, with the south end of the property within the city limits of Placerville. [Ref:California Journal of Mines and Geology, Volume 8]

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
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